iPad mini Scrolling Issue: Jelly Screen in iPadOS 15
Is your brand new iPad mini 6 experiencing scrolling problems in Portrait orientation? Does the text look like it’s tilting towards the side of the screen as it rolls up or down in Safari, Mail or any other app that displays large chunks of text? This eye-straining effect has been called ‘jelly scrolling’ and is a widespread iPad mini issue!
iPad mini Scrolling Issue: Jelly Screen
Neil informed us about this problem in the comments section of our iPadOS 15 thread:
Scrolling is eye-straining in iPad mini 6, iPadOS 15!
…but there are plenty more confirmations on Reddit, MacRumors forums and various other tech related websites that show how spread out the jelly screen glitch actually is!
The iPad mini scrolling issue has all the ingredients to become an iPad mini 6 scroll-gate, especially if Apple won’t be able to fix it via software update, which means that we’re actually dealing with a hardware flaw!
iPad mini Jelly Scroll Video
To better understand how this scrolling issue manifests itself play the embedded videos available below:
Here is is slow-mo video of scrolling on the iPad Min i slowed down EVEN MORE in a frame-by-frame step through. Notice how the right moves up faster than the left.
In normal usage you barely see it, but every now and then it become noticeable. In landscape it goes away entirely pic.twitter.com/iq9LGJzsDI
— Dieter Bohn (@backlon) September 22, 2021
Fact: The slow-mo playback amplifies the jelly scroll, the issue is less noticeable during normal playback!
How To Fix iPad mini Jelly Scroll
Unfortunately, there is no magic trick to fix this scrolling issue. However, you can apply these workarounds to improve your iPad mini 6 experience:
1. Go For Landscape Orientation
The jelly screen disappears when you use your iPadOS device in landscape mode! Tests done by affected iPad mini 6 owners confirm that this is a vertical refresh issue!
2. Scroll Moderately
If you scroll text at a moderate place you might not even notice the jelly screen effect!
Some users claim that they haven’t noticed it until it was pointed out, while others consider it eye-straining!
I’ve never noticed it and I’m reading on a brand new iPad mini!
In my case it was worse in person than what I was able to capture on video.
3. Update to iPadOS 15.1 Beta
If the iPad mini scroll issue is software related, Apple might have already addressed it in the upcoming iPadOS 15 Beta 1.
You can update to the public test version and see if it makes a difference! Does it? Use the comments section and share your feedback!
Are you also affected by the iPad mini 6 scrolling issue? Have annoying do you find it? Can you leave with it or you consider it eye-straining? Share your opinion in the comments section!
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